Results / Midland Circuit, Vintage, Classic

Burton S.C.
04/06/2023 - 04/06/2023
Silver Tiller:
Multi-Day Silver Tiller:
Vintage: Y
Regional: M
Classic: Y

HD Sails Midland Circuit – Burton Sailing Club

On arrival at Burton Sailing Club on Sunday 4th June, we got out of our cars and promptly put our coats on.  Blue sky with a North Easterly bitter wind.  Still, we are in Britian. 

The wind throughout the day, though not strong was wild in direction with 30 to 40 degree shifts keeping the 14 boats for the HD Sails merlin Rocket Midland Circuit firmly on our toes. 

It was also amazing how unpredictable the shifts were. However, something about cream comes to mind and the only with three straight wins was Matt Biggs and Beka Jones.  In the first race, Matt was struggling being hounded by our own rockstars the Pete and Rachael Gray. 

The final race of the day for your author (Steve and Gill Leney) was all going to plan, second around the windward mark, no Gray’s in sight, all we needed to do was to hang onto the shirt tails of Matt.  On the second run of a windward leeward course, we hoisted and sat there.  Turned to our left and saw Paul Hollis and Paula Mason and Young Colin and Sean Anderson screaming down on a reach.  Not to worry I thought, still no sign of the Gray’s.

Next beat, just managed to get in front of Paul and Paula,  and Colin and Sean, tacked on a shift with the mainsheet cleated hard in and fell in without sufficient wind to empty.  It was like the Wacky Races but really good fun.  

It was nice to see three Classic and three Vintage boats join in and didn't fall in.  Thanks very much to Burton Sailing Club who always make us feel welcome.

Next on the HD Sails Midland Circuit is Blithfield Sailing Club on 2nd July.

Thank you Steve and Gill Leney for the report

Results are final as of 17:01 on June 4, 2023


Sailed: 3, Discards: 1, To count: 2, Entries: 14, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Rating R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st Modern 3801 Bartley Matt Biggs Beka Jones 1000 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 2.0
2nd Modern 3759 SHSC Peter Gray Rachel Gray 1000 2.0 3.0 2.0 7.0 4.0
3rd Modern 3716 Blithfield Steve Leney Gillian Leney 1000 4.0 2.0 15.0 RET 21.0 6.0
4th Modern 3667 Blithfield Paul Keeling Michelle Keeling 1000 3.0 4.0 5.0 12.0 7.0
5th Modern 3730 Bartley Paul Hollis Paula Mason 1000 6.0 5.0 3.0 14.0 8.0
6th Modern 3749 Bartley Colin Anderson Sean Anderson 1000 7.0 7.0 4.0 18.0 11.0
7th Modern 3727 Upper Thames SC Mark Stockbridge Charlie Cotter 1000 5.0 6.0 6.0 17.0 11.0
8th Classic 3547 Blithfield Peter Male Tim Male 1000 8.0 9.0 7.0 24.0 15.0
9th Vintage 723 Hampton/UTSC Stuart Jenkins Nicola Scaddan 1010 9.0 8.0 10.0 27.0 17.0
10th Vintage 268 TVSC Guy Browne Greg Martin 1010 10.0 12.0 8.0 30.0 18.0
11th Classic 3530 Midland Mike Colles Lauren Morgan 1000 12.0 14.0 9.0 35.0 21.0
12th Classic 3567 Redditch Martin Smith Karen Beston 1000 11.0 10.0 12.0 33.0 21.0
13th Vintage 2410 Hollingworth Ian Laing Andrew Hunt 1010 15.0 RET 13.0 11.0 39.0 24.0
14th Modern 3602 Cookham Reach Martin Evans Chris Evans 1000 15.0 DNS 11.0 13.0 39.0 24.0

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